All-metro Lacrosse

First Team

June 04, 2008


Calvert Hall

Calvert Hall coach Bryan Kelly, a defenseman for North Carolina in the early '90's, called Lightner the most talented defender he has ever coached. The junior tallied 72 ground balls, marked the opposing team's top offensive player every game and still found time to score two goals and two assists. He played 15 games, missing the last four due to an ankle injury.

"He, in my mind, was the Ray Lewis of our defense," Kelly said. "Both from a physical standpoint and a mental standpoint. He's a leader vocally and just a dominant player."

Lightner has committed to Hopkins for lacrosse.

Sean Maguire Calvert Hall

A number of MIAA A Conference coaches thought Maguire was the top player on a loaded Cardinals team. The Towson-bound senior was outstanding, scoring 52 goals with 23 assists and 45 ground balls.

Maguire did his damage while being watched by the opposing team's top defenseman every game. He scored a game-high four goals in his last high school game, a 10-9 defeat against eventual conference champion Loyola in the semifinals.

"He's a big strong kid and a great shooter that can beat you with speed and power to the goal," Cardinals coach Bryan Kelly said.

Jay Mann Dulaney

Dulaney was filled with talented seniors this year, but Mann was the one that stood out the most. The 6-foot-4, Navy-bound midfielder had 34 goals and 27 assists for the Class 4A-3A champion Lions. Since making the varsity as a freshman, Mann has gotten better each season, and has career totals of 67 goals and 93 assists. Most Baltimore County coaches called Mann the most talented and versatile player in the county this season.

"He was kind of the heart and the soul of our team," Lions coach Jake Reed said. "He's a workhorse midfielder who never comes off the field, he has a great attitude and great leadership."

Mark Staines Severn

Time and again, the senior showed his versatility. The 6-foot-5 defender moved to midfield when needed and scored four goals and dished out two assists. He was strong on ground balls, scooping 158, and also did occasional faceoffs.

"He'll do whatever it takes to put us in a position to win," Severn coach Brian Wood said. "The kids all look up to him, and whatever he does, he does it at a high level. He's all out all the time."

Staines will attend North Carolina in the fall, the same school where his three older brothers, Ronnie, Billy and Ben played lacrosse.

Steele Stanwick Loyola

Last year's All-Metro Player of the Year wanted one thing this season: for his team to repeat as MIAA A Conference champion. The Virginia-bound senior, who was nursing an injured right hand in the playoffs, led his team back against Calvert Hall in the semifinals, scoring the team's last three goals, including the game-winner in overtime.

He had a goal and two assists in the final, bringing his season totals to 39 goals and 31 assists, and his career totals to 123 goals and 108 assists. He is a member of the U-19 national team.

"When everyone's moving at 100 mph, Steele is always calm and collected, and I really admire that about him," fellow Loyola senior attackman Joe Cummings said. "He's probably one of the best lacrosse players I'll ever get to play with."

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